- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
66 Customer Reviews
"An absolutely stunning property and location ."
Can’t fault it at all and definitely recommend
"We really enjoyed our stay at the Hayloft."
A beautiful setting and a stunning place to stay. The bedrooms were very comfortable too. It was lovely to have a log fire. We had an great holiday, despite the terrible weather of storm Henk. We would recommend this accommodation to anyone, it's beautiful!
"The Hayloft was fitted out to an extremely high standard and was a wonderful place to spend Christmas and thank you for the Christmas tree too."
The location was amazing and was even more beautiful than we could have imagined and the memories of the rushing water and ancient Holloways will remain with us. The hosts warm welcome and helpful suggestions of walks was just what we needed after our journey and the Hayloft was super warm with addition of fab woodburner. Thank you
"Really enjoyed our holiday with you."
Lovely place and our second visit. Has everything you could want for a comfortable stay. Definitely hope to return..
"What a treat the Hayloft is, spotlessly clean, superb facilities and a host that cannot do enough to accommodate you during your stay."
We were a party of 5 adults and 3 dogs and we had plenty of room to mingle and then chill out in your own room if you wanted. The enclosed garden and woods were glorious. We would love to return as we only scratched the surface of the walks the area has to offer.
"The property was perfect for my two sisters and me, there has clearly been a good deal of thought and much attention to detail with everything."
Astrid was so helpful and friendly on arrival. The living/dining area was a lovely sociable space and the window seat perfect for moor gazing. Although the kitchen was well equipped and I like cooking, the attractions of the Kestor Inn (dog friendly) were too great to ignore. Location wonderful, with walking right from the door. Overall
"A beautiful place to stay."
Every thing you could possibly need has been thought of. An absolute treat.
"Lovely cottage, the owners made us feel very welcome."
"The Hayloft is a beautiful property, everything is very high spec and extremely comfortable."
The owners are lovely and very helpful. We made good use of the garden even though we did not have the best of weather, the dogs and grandchildren loved it. Would highly recommend this property
"Superb accommodation, Superb location and superb owners!"
I have already recommended this property to friends. Look forward to coming back but hopefully with better weather next time!
"Lovely property, quiet and peaceful, friendly and helpful owners."
accommodation well maintained and very comfortable.
"We had a lovely holiday."
Beautiful garden, with lots of excellent walks from the house. Everyone really enjoyed it. Well equipped and comfortable.
"This was a return visit for us, as we had such a wonderful time last year."
The walks straight from the door are amazing, the peace and quiet and the fantastic hosts. Thank you Astrid for allowing us to share your home.
"Apart from the weather, that is out of anyone's control, we had an excellent stay."
The owners were extremely helpful, met upon on arrival and even helped to carry all our belongings the short distance to the cottage. The cottage is ideal for those who like to walk the moors and are available from the cottage. No need to use a car.. kestor inn just a minutes walk away with excellent food and friendly.
"Thank you a real lovely place too stay ."
I can only say what incredibly nice people Peter and astrid are so welcoming and caring about your stay , nothings too much trouble a real cosy find and we will definetly return thank you Steve and sue⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"This was a fantastic property had everything you would need for a comfortable stay."
The owners were really friendly. Great location will definitely return.
"The Hayloft was a wonderful place to stay."
It has been converted to a very high quality and is extremely comfortable. We would like to return so that we can continue exploring the area. Being able to park up when we arrived and walk from the door each day was a real bonus.
"The location of the property is wonderful with stunning views."
Astrid and Peter couldn't be more helpful and have provided lots of information of the property and walks etc in a folder for visitors to peruse. The property has been converted to a very high standard and is spotless. 5 star rating, thank you Astrid and Peter.
"A beautiful house in a wonderful location."
Everything was as described and made for a fantastically relaxing holiday.
"A beautiful property in a tranquil setting."
Everything needed for a peaceful rest and chance to recharge. The dogs (and humans) loved the forest walks. Owners were very friendly and took time to talk with us about local walks and the animals. Just lovely, thank you
"Lovely, secluded property, which has been thoughtfully and tastefully furnished and equipped."
Superb views and easy access to good local walks. Delightful owners, and we hope to have the opportunity to stay in The Hayloft on a future occasion.
"A very comfortable and beautiful converted barn, which had everything we needed to relax in after our adventures on the moor."
We will definitely be returning.
"A fantastic holiday option, the accommodation is clean comfortable and has plenty of space."
The owners are friendly and helpful Location is brilliant for walking and accessing Dartmoor. Thoroughly recommended
"This was our 3rd visit in six years to the Hayloft barn."
This on its own shows this is a great place to have a family holiday, with or without a dog. The owners are 5* Hosts and are always on hand if needed. They have gave us a warm welcome ever time we have arrived, and we have always been sad to leave. The barn is well equipped and very clean. The beds, towels and lining are clean and comfortable. The 3 bathrooms are modern, and we have never had problems with hot water. The barn is 5 minute walk to the local pub for drinks and hot food. Their is some nice walks and bike rides that can be challenging at times. We was a party of 6 and one dog. Age group 48 to 74. I would highly recommend this host and place and for sure we will be going back again one day.
"We had a lovely weekend in the Hayloft."
It's in the most stunning location, surrounded by amazing landscape. We spent our weekend walking on Dartmoor during the day and relaxing in the loft at night. We loved the layout of the space, the high quality of the amenities and the view of the stars through the huge windows. We will definitely be coming back for at least a week so as to get the most out of spending time here. We were also very lucky with the weather which was an unexpected bonus.
"We had a fantastic stay at the Hayloft."
It was even more spacious than we expected and very well equipped. There were plenty of toys for the kids (which they loved) and lots of useful kitchen equipment that you don't always find in a cottage rental. We like to cook on holiday so found this very useful. The rooms were lovely and comfortable and everything was clean and tidy. The location of the cottage was also fantastic, right next to the wood, lovely pub nearby (The Kestor) and we did a walk to Lustleigh which was wonderful (The Cleave was brilliant and in idyllic setting). Astrid was very welcoming and nothing was any trouble, I would recommend this cottage to anyone whether it is a group of friends or a family. Dartmoor is a very beautiful area, some of the moorland is impressively vast and bare but there are also lush woodlands (right from the door!) and the Tors nearby are a definite must to visit, especially Hounds Tor. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
"Suited us very well spacious great garden for the dogs very helpful and courteous owner Would stay again"
"We had the most wonderful stay at the Hayloft, the property was even better than the photograph’s, they really have thought of everything , Astrid and her husband made us feel so welcome we will certainly be returning ."
"Excellent accommodation; clean and extremely well equipped with good facilities."
The property is convenient for walking with many excellent trails right on the doorstep. There is an excellent pub, The Kestor Inn, five minutes walk away that serves great food and is very welcoming. The owners could not be more friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend this property.
Property was really well placed for walks straight from the door into lovely countryside and forest. A unique and characterful space, at the same time as being modern and with all facilities. We appreciated three en suite bathrooms and we appreciated being able to bring three doggies. That made a big difference for us. Possible improvement would be hanging space in two of the bedrooms and drawer space in the third. Despite the winter weather (over which nobody has control) we have very fond memories of a happy walking holiday. Just lovely and Astrid was very welcoming. Thank you.
Our first holiday in 4 years & our sons first ever holiday. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.
"From the moment that we arrived we were totally delighted with the setting of The Hayloft and the welcome we received from Astrid."
The property is in a stunning location, so very quiet, with lots of brilliant walks on the doorstep. There's a pub just 5 minutes away where we received a warm welcome and enjoyed a great Sunday roast! The Hayloft is really well equipped, very comfortable and exceptionally clean. We lit the log burner every evening with logs generously provided by the owner. We were a party of 4 adults and one dog and the layout was just brilliant, all on one floor, so sociable whether we were cooking, reading or chilling out watching a film on the smart TV. Each of the 3 bedrooms were en-suite (one with a lovely bath and the other two with showers). The only suggestions we would like to make (as we like to stay home and cook from time to time) would be for a large non-stick frying pan with a lid which can be used for so many dishes plus a couple of different size options on casserole dishes, that's all!! The views of the surrounding countryside are beautiful. We will definitely be returning next year!
"We loved the Hayloft."
It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing, get away from it all break. Have booked for next year already.
"A fabulous barn in a wonderful location."
A joy to stay in .Peaceful, relaxing and well equipped with lovely decor. Helpful neighbours on hand if needed.
"The owner was very helpful and friendly."
The level of cleanliness was excellent. The property was in a peaceful setting, with lovely walks from the cottage, an excellent pub a five minute walk away and very friendly sheep. We had a brilliant break and would highly recommend this cottage.
"Fabulous host , really friendly and welcoming."
Fantastic for Barney my sprocker enjoyed the garden and local walks from the house. Great friend pub nearby Fantastic base for exploring
"The accommodation was beautiful, with three great double bedrooms, all with en-suites, and a lovely large kitchen lounge area."
The location couldn't be bettered, with exceptional views and plenty of walks straight from the door. There's also an excellent pub within walking distance, which was great for food, as well as drinks. The Hayloft owners couldn't have been more helpful, checking if everything was OK, offering advice on things to do and places to visit. They are lovely people who have prepared a beautiful place to relax and enjoy a great holiday. I would recommend this property to anyone, especially, if like us, you need three double rooms. A fantastic place to stay.
"Lovely cottage in the heart of the countryside."
Very clean and comfortable with great facilities. The owner was on hand to give help and advice and went out of her way to be pleasant and friendly. Would love to visit again in the future.
"When you spend extra for a really nice UK home you are really hoping it will live up to the photos."
This was a lovely place in a lovely area. I would say worth the money. The garden is much more accessible than the listing says and the hosts were very kind and offered their bbq. These updates on the site could improve the listing. Had a lovely break at The Hayloft.
"If you are looking for peace and quiet, comfy beds, a little bit of luxury and plenty of walks with a pub 3 mins walk away that does fantastic food look no further."
The Hayloft was impeccably clean, had everything we could need and the owners were extremely helpful. Truest unique and exceptional. Would highly recommend. 5stars+
"What a beautiful gem in East Dartmoor."
Great location especially having plenty of walks straight from the back garden into the woods, our dog loved it. The place was very clean and well-equipped and the owners were very welcoming and helpful. Had lovely warm weather which meant exploring south Devon and we only had one wet day but this meant a trip to Exeter to visit Ikea! Lots of beaches and coastal walks within half an hour - would recommend as would accommodate families or friends as each bedroom has en-suite facilities.
"The Hayloft is a great family holiday home."
It is perfect for our family of 5 with modern facilities but set in a quiet and beautiful location. The garden can be used for a tranquil moment in the sun or a place for early evening games. The walks and woodland behind the house are fantastic too and guests must walk through the valley to the Cleave pub. Great to be back at the Hayloft.
"This was our second stay at The hayloft and we are looking to go back again."
Time we took our 8 month old Labrador and he absolutely loved the walks from the door and being so close to the moors. Ingrid was the perfect host and so concerned when the kettle stopped working. all sorted very quickly. I would certainly recommend The Hayloft to anyone.
"The Hayloft was spotlessly clean."
Astrid & Paul checked to make sure we were happy with everything. It is a beautiful place.
"Had a fab time, clean tidy and a lovely helpful couple who own it"
"We had a wonderful week at The Hayloft."
Astrid and Peter were excellent hosts, showing us around the property, pointing out the many walks straight from the door and then leaving us alone to enjoy it! Even on the one day when it rained nearly all day we were happy with the woodburner alight and a jigsaw to complete. While the brochure says that the private garden is through the owners' garden (something we were a little concerned about) there is another way in that does not intrude on the owners' privacy at all, although they are such friendly and thoughtful people I doubt they would have minded. All in all, a stunning property in a stunning location!
"This was our second holiday at The Hayloft, and it was peaceful and wonderful like our first stay."
We was greeted by the fantastic host Mrs Ashford and her son, who helped us with our suitcases. The Hayloft kitchen is fully equipped for a self catering holiday. In the outside pump shed is the washing machine and butler sink for the dog if it got muddy. The 3 bedrooms are all a good size and all on suite. 2 with showers and one with a large bath. Plenty of hot water to all of them. The log burner was perfect. The Hayloft is perfect for walks with or without a dog. Local pub just 5 minutes walk away. I would not think twice about returning one day to this barn holiday.
"Lovely comfortable cottage in a great location."
Very welcoming host.
"The Hayloft is really impressive and the quality of finish is to a high level."
Astrid was the perfect host and is next door should you require anything. The location is stunning and is exactly what we were looking for..... a walkers paradise, and there were lots of maps and information available about the area. We were 3 couples with 3 dogs and I can't think of anything that would have improved our stay. Thank you so much
"We had a wonderful week in the Hayloft despite the wet November weather."
We loved the large open space, comfortable and beautiful furnishing, and lovely wood floor. Enjoyed the views out of the windows when it was too wet to go out. And even when it was rainy, with raincoats on, within 10 minutes you are in the most magical misty woods. Late autumn is certainly a very good time to visit Dartmoor...the colours are stunning! Thank you Astrid and Peter for making us feel so welcome. We'll definitely be back. Chris, Bill and Louisa.
"The beds could do with an upgrade otherwise a fantastic Let"
"Astrid was just wonderful and apart from providing top class accommodation she was so very welcoming and a lovely person."
"Heating in the main room was fine, but the bathrooms and lower lobby were cold and heat needed in the lobby to dry out clothing after a very wet week."
"The location is gorgeous with many walks available straight from the front door."
We enjoyed the area immensely. The loft itself is spacious and light and all bedrooms have nice sized bathrooms. The owners were friendly and helpful when the WiFi was not working very well. The only negative is the stairs, they are not pictured or mentioned but they are quite steep and the only access to and from the property.
"We have just returned from a super holiday staying at the 'Hayloft'."
The Hayloft is an extremely well equipped and comfortable barn conversion, there was nothing we needed. There's a large garden and paddock for dogs, lovely walks straight into the woods from the accommodation. The owners Astrid and Peter were very welcoming and were happy for our teens to go through their garden to see the horses, sheep and chickens, you're never too old to feed sheep!!!! We had a large bowl of the most delicious fresh eggs delivered from the resident chickens during the week......lovely!
"Brilliant hosts; so helpful with suggested local walks and very accommodating with our working dogs’ requirements."
The open plan living area was beautiful and great for families. Bedrooms were generous, beds very comfortable and bathrooms very clean. The surroundings were so peaceful and it was such a treat to be able to walk(and run!!!) straight from door into miles of woodland and moors. We will certainly be returning ASAP.
"Three generations and a dog enjoyed the accommodation provided."
Not a problem for us but some might like to be reminded of the stairs to property but worthwhile for lovely view!
"The Hayloft is an amazing beautiful place."
We were met by Peter who showed us to The Hayloft,when we walked in we were amazed at how lovely the place was. This is a barn conversion which has been done to the highest standards,the equipment in the Hayloft are all high quality and there is everything you require,right down to things like dog leads and towels for your dogs. There is lovely log burner to sit next to on cooler nights. The views from almost every window over the lovely Dartmoor countryside are outstanding,on the only day we had rain, just for a few hours,we spent the time just looking out the windows,great, who needs to watch television when you can just look at beauty out of your window?Astrid the owner was lovely, she has gone to the trouble of making a list of walks in the area,one for each day,she is very informative about the area and is very approachable for places to visit etc. We traveled with two dogs and they absolutely loved it,either in the garden or the many woodland walks from the property up onto the moors or down to the rivers all beautiful. This is by far the best holiday cottage we have ever stopped at and hope to return soon. My only regret is I hadn’t found this place twenty years ago when I was young enough to do more of the splendid walks in the area. If ever a property deserves more than 5 stars, then this is it. Loved it
"As described, a very nice holiday, quiet and peaceful."
Owners very nice and helpful. Lovely walks from your door. Also a lovely local pub. Our dogs loved it.
"Astrid and Peter are an extremely warm and welcoming couple and we were all (humans and dog) made to feel at ease from the moment we arrived."
There was no mention of 'no dogs in any particular rooms' one of my 'pet hates'! and Astrid showed me around the house without fuss and said if there were any problems to let them know. The barn was warm and so cosy and the Dartmoor walks are always a treat for us. The daily wheelbarrows of logs were another joy, thank you both, as having the stove running all day supplied another level of warmth and ambiance. We look forward to seeing you again soon
"It is our 3rd visit to the Hayloft."
We are never disappointed. A great central location for Dartmoor. The accommodation is perfect. Spotlessly clean. Has everything you need for a relaxing break. Owners are so friendly and helpful.
"The Hayloft is lovely."
Plenty of room, and light and airy. It is in an ideal spot, close to many of the well-known sights of Dartmoor, plus there are some lovely walks to take from the grounds, without having to use the car. Astrid and Peter are very friendly and helpful. It was a perfect week, we had a wonderful time. Thank you!
"The location of the property was perfect for us."
Tucked away behind the owners home it was peaceful and private. There was easy access to Dartmoor and surrounding towns and villages. Lovely local walks for dogs and humans. Decor, furnishings, crockery, cutlery and linen all very nice. Spotlessly clean, beautiful en suites to all bedrooms. Wonderful warm welcome by the owners and their children.
"The Hayloft is perfect, a lovely, peaceful location, a stylish but comfortable home from home (it does not feel remotely like a holiday let) with everything so thoughtfully & kindly provided by Astrid and Peter."
We could not have wished or asked for more. It was hard to tear ourselves away and head for home but we were of one mind, we would all love to return! A big thank you.
"We have booked with HH for the past 4 years and we have not been disappointed once."
This year cottage was The Hayloft Devon in the Dartmoor National Park. We was warmly met by the owner Astrid who was fantastic and very helpful infoming us of some nice places to walk too and visit . The barn was very clean and very well equipped for a great stay Great log burner. A nice plus was 2 lambs were born on our third day and was lovely to see. I would not think twice in recommending this property to anyone. Roll on to next year for our next helpful holiday property .
"Lovely location, quiet & peacful."
We felt very welcome by the owners and although we had no issues at all during our stay there was always the offer of help if we were to need anything. A thoroughly relaxing week.
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- Three upstairs double bedrooms, two (one with king size bed) with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin and the other with en suite bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC and basin
- Upstairs open plan sitting room with wood burning stove and kitchen and dining areas
- Downstairs hall.
- Central heating with wood burning stove
- Microwave, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for three cars
- Enclosed garden
- Up to Three well-behaved dogs welcome by arrangement
- There is a supplementary charge for 2nd & 3rd dog
- One Stable (5 x 4 meters) can be provided, suitable for max. two horses, £50 per week
- Sorry no smoking
- Pub less than 1 mile from property.
This lovely cottage converted from a hayloft above stables is situated in the peaceful hamlet of Water, just 400 yards from the pub in the Devon village of Manaton on the edge of Dartmoor.
This is a relaxing country base for families or couples.
Head from the parking area beyond the owners farmhouse down a gravelled path into a courtyard and step up to the front door to find yourself in a big tiled hall which is a useful space for storing your walking gear.
From here, take the stairs up to the open plan living space, where you will want to gaze at the amazing views over fields to Black Hill.
The hand built kitchen with dining area features at one end, whilst at the other end the leather sofas are comfortably positioned by a cosy wood burning stove.
The three bedrooms are comfortable, all being en suite.
Through the traditional Devon courtyard you will find your own enclosed private garden with a picnic bench to enjoy.
Nine acres of gardens with pond and fields welcome you to wander, or head off along a half mile walk through woods to Lustleigh Cleave and the River Bovey.
There is also stabling if you would like to bring your horses to ride.The Hayloft is a relaxing place to stay and immerse yourself in the freedom of peaceful Devon countryside and moorland.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.
About the location
Lustleigh is a picture postcard village set on the deep wooded slopes of eastern Dartmoor and within Dartmoor National Park. With a pretty church, village shop and excellent pub along with lots of thatch cottages you can see why Lustleigh made it to the Telegraph's top villages.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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